Author Archives: Yaamini Zivan

Gurukulams: Impeccable Systems of Education

Vedanta Athichoodi  “Athichoodi” is a type of poetic work (in Tamil) that comprises of a collection of one-line philosophical verses. The great devotee and poet Avvayar is known for using this form. Vedanta Athichoodi is Sri Swamiji’s work in Tamil …

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The Lord is always with us whether we know it or not. He is always there when we need him most and even when we are not thinking about Him at all. However, as soon as we invoke any one …

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As we continue with the Panduranga bhakta series of quizzes, this month let’s learn more about a unique devotee of Panduranga – Sant Ekanath – who was a great Guru bhakta. 1. Which version of Ramayana was written by Sant …

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            At the feet of our Master We learn to listen Not just what but how At the feet of our Master We learn to read Not just what but how At the feet of …

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This series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji.  The Jewel of Premika Varadan One day, Kamashastri, the person who does pooja for Premika Varadan at the Sri Swamiji’s Madhurapuri Ashram, informed Sri Swamiji over …

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Several deities and paths are found only in our religion. To have innumerable gods and goddesses is pointed out to be a defect by some people. Why? A poor man looks at a huge mansion with many rooms and criticizes …

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Rare it is for a person to even earn serene devotion for Lord Hari (sattvic Hari Bhakti). Rarer still it is to sustain it. For the lush growth of such Bhakti one should, first of all, abstain from self-praise. In …

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As we continue with the Panduranga bhakta series of quizzes, this month let’s learn more about the unique devotees who were not exactly Panduranga’s devotees in the traditional sense – Pundalika and Bhakta Narahari. 1. What does the term ‘Vithoba’ …

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The Purpose of a Guru

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